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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS yukon. Clicking on a link will you take to the chapter's website.

Mar 20 13

River of Names to Travel to Yukon Legislature
On March 21, CPAWS-Yukon will visualize the increasing flow of support for Peel protection with a thirty-two metre River of Names banner. Bearing the names of the more than 7,500 individuals who contributed to the final round of public consultations on the Peel, the banner will make its way from downtown Whitehorse to the Legislative Assembly on 2nd Avenue.

Mar 13 13

More than 7,500 show support for Final Recommended Peel Plan
More than 7,500 individuals came out in support of the Peel Watershed Planning Commission’s Final Recommended plan during the final round of public consultations that closed February 25th, according to CPAWS records.

Feb 12 13

Anonymous comments accepted for Peel consultations
The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Yukon are urging some people to submit comments to Yukon government’s Peel Watershed Land Use Plan consultations anonymously.

Feb 07 13

The Peel says goodbye to a tireless warrior, Mike Dehn.
Mike Dehn, former Executive Director of CPAWS Yukon, passed away on February 4th, after a long struggle with cancer. Mike will be sorely missed by friends, family and colleagues, who remember him for his compassionate nature, his fighting spirit, and his unwavering dedication to the protection of the Peel Watershed to which he devoted the last years of his life.

Oct 26 12

Yukon Government Turns Back on Peel Watershed, First Nations
The Yukon Government has chosen to put the wishes of multinational corporations above those of local people and First Nations, by announcing it wants to open up the Yukon’s treasured Peel River Watershed wilderness for mining and oil and gas development.

Oct 23 12

Public Consultations on Peel Plan Commenced (Oct 23, 2012 - Feb 25, 2013)
Yukon government announced Peel Consultations have commenced. What they didn't tell you is that every one of their new proposed options, that they created behind closed doors, allows roads and development of existing (and in some areas new) mining claims and oil and gas allocations. And they call these 'protected areas.'

Oct 22 12

Fill the Leg This THURS Oct 25
Join us Opening Day at the Yukon Legislative Assembly this Thursday Oct 25th, 12- 2 pm to send a collective message to the government about respecting democracy.

Oct 11 12

Yukon government still drifting on Peel one year after election
Thursday, October 11 WHITEHORSE, YUKON - On the one year anniversary of the Yukon territorial election, the Yukon Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-Yukon) and the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) say the Yukon government has made no progress on protecting the Peel Watershed.

Oct 10 12

Dine and Discuss - A PEEL UPDATE - Oct 16th
Join CPAWS-YT Tues Oct 16th for a bite to eat over your lunch break (12-1 pm) or right after work (5:15-6:30 pm) at Hellaby Hall, downtown Whitehorse, for an update on recent developments related to the Peel; followed by discussion.

Sep 01 12

Yukon Government extends moratorium on mineral staking and oil and gas leases in Peel Watershed
The Yukon government announced Aug 30, 2012 a third extension to the moratorium on staking mineral claims and oil and gas leases inside the Peel River watershed. The moratorium was scheduled to expire Sept. 4, but has been extended to May 4, 2013. While it is fantastic the moratorium on mineral staking is extended, the public still awaits the final round of consultations on the Recommended Peel Plan.

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